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Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite
Imagine a small island community in the Northwest of the United States; now image that all the housing is contained in one building. Wishing Rock is that town. A huge building had been built and was later transformed into shops on the first level and the upper four levels for housing. Later, an addition on the roof of a bed and breakfast was added. What would it be like to live in the same building as all your neighbors? Letters from Wishing Rock tells the story of some of those residents. The whole book is just a collection of e-mails and text messages between the people of the town. You learn everything you know about the people through these e-mails. Pam Stucky takes an original approach in the design of this book, and it works well for this story.
Originally,it seemed as if Letters from Wishing Rock was to be about Ruby and her move to Wishing Rock, but in reality all the characters play a pretty equal role in importance to the story. There is Ruby's sister Pip, who is never in Wishing Rock, but has a long storyline. Then there is the resident psychic Alexandra, the historian Millie and the founding families. Pam Stucky takes the concept of letters, in this book in the form of emails and texts, and used them to tell the story. At times it is hard to remember who is writing to whom, but you start to see differences in the style that each character writes in. This is definitely a women's story; there is romance, love, and betrayal. I think women of all ages will enjoy this story and the concept of the letters; also included are some great recipes.